Macclesfield Town manager John Askey was pleased that the Silkmen showed ‘character’ as they picked up an impressive three points against Maidstone United last night.

Going into yesterday’s game The Stones were unbeaten in their last nine games, but goals from Rhys Browne, Danny Whitaker and Jack Mackreth gave Macc a much-deserved win.

Askey admitted that it was pleasing to get the win after the disappointment of last weekend and is targeting an unbeaten finish to the season.

Speaking to Askey said: “It was just pleasing to get the win especially at home, to score three goals after the disappointment of Saturday just shows the character of the team, which they’ve shown all season.

“There’s five games to go now so that’s five games to win, we could have scored more they could have had one or two but all that matters is that we got the win.”

Askey made five changes to the team with Browne partnering Chris Holroyd up front which paid off immediately as the 21-year-old opened the scoring 60 seconds into the game.

The gaffer admitted that it helped having players fresh for the game and was full of praise for Macc’s opening goal scorer.

He added: “I think it helped having George [Pilkington], Chris [Holroyd] fresh and we were able to put Rhys up front with Chris and it paid off straight away.

“If we can get Rhys on the ball then we’re going to cause teams problems, he’s played on the wing but teams have marked him tight so what we’re trying to do is free him up but saying that when he moved to the left wing he won the penalty and helped create the third goal.”


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